I think most people have a favourite game that, for whatever reason, really strikes a chord. The most obvious examples would be specific role playing games or collectible card games such as Magic: The Gathering. Certain miniature systems also have a devoted following which is understandable considering the investment of time and money required. But what about boardgames?

Do fans of "these games of ours" also have a favourite? A game that they prefer over all others? Maybe, but I don't think it's anywhere near the level of devotion that those other games enjoy. Given the following choice:

A) You can play any game you like but you may never play your favourite ever again.


B) You can play your favourite as often as you like but can never play any other game.

Which would you choose?

-Greg Aleknevicus

For the most part, I'm not in favour of expansions or game variants. There are a couple of slight rules modifications that I do prefer to play with however. We ignore rolls of 7 for the first two rounds of Settlers and let people die as often as they like in Roborally. Anthony Simons offers some further possible modifications that can shorten the playing time of a game.


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